Winners & Finalists
Downloads & Prints


Chosen by the Judges, these entries were particularly creative and engaging! There are no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places, only top three winners in no particular order. Some of the winners received fancy graphic designs that can be found on the Downloads Page.

2019 : Hey, this song reminds me of you • Past Your Bedtime • 002: License to Eavesdrop

2018 : #WinterIntoSpring • Dear Elizabeth… • Sidewalkia!

2017 : MECHANICAL ORYX • Memories • Route Clearance

2016 RPGs: Deconstruction • Stardust • Time Travel Thaw

2016 Supplements: The College Animalia • First Steps • Foam Dart RPG

2015: All Fall Down • Escape Pod One • LOVEINT

2019 Judge Spotlights

Each judge picked an entry to feature and write a short blurb. These are independent of the winners.

Chris’ Spotlight: Past Your Bedtime

I love this game! It features my favorite parts of RPGs: the storytelling elements and the closeness of a small group. The game could easily encompass an additional few players as siblings. It also relates to me as a parent and is a game I may try with my own kid this week.

Kathleen’s Spotlight: The Waiting Room, Your Partner Is In Surgery

Over a series of three letters to a partner in surgery across a span of hours, this RPG makes solo work within a real-time framework over several hours. This game could have a transformative effect on one’s relationship with a significant other, family member, or friend if used as a tool of reflection.

Mariam’s Spotlight: Hey, this song reminds me of you

This is a great two-person game that combines the fun of discovering songs of personal significance with a guided prompt for role-playing two characters connected through music.

Cheyenne’s Spotlight: We Love You Nino’s Pizza

I love the sign mechanic element of the game. Sure to be the one of the more memorable aspects of the game. Super engaging.

2019 Finalists

These were chosen by a dedicated group of Readers to be among the best of 2019.

#TWEENHEIST: A Dystopian Social Media RPG All Systems Critical Are You My Maker?
At Your Highness' Pleasure Auspicious Ends Canticula Deperita
Come Home Cooking RPG Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dice
Dirty Papers Everything I Gave, I Gave For You FINAL GIRLS
Goblin Voltron In Our Courts Missing Parts
Moonsick Family No Honor (Among Thieves) Our bed is but a mossy stone
Persist - A 200 Word RPG Quest Giver Rendezvous
Six Degrees of Singularity Speak with Dead Sustenance and Sustainability
The Accord The Defeated The Heffalumps Graveyard
The Truth about Jevallik: A Game for Two The Waiting Room, Your Partner is in Surgery We Are Sorry
We Love You Nino's Pizza We Who Once Ruled We are Centaurs: a GMless Tribe-tale
Word Warriors Words Over the Airwaves You Are A Tree
You Had a Time Machine

2018 Finalists

Out of nearly 800 entries, these were chosen by a dedicated group of Readers to be among the best of 2018.

**Hard Reset** A Final Reading A Glimmering of Recognition
A Hundred Years Adoring You A Level-Headed Conversation A Regretful Duel
Be Your Best Keanu Blossoms Whisper, Blades Sing, for 4-8 bushi Born of Brier and Blood: A Game for Four
Boyz II Men in Black But for the Grace of God CLIMB the SPIRE!
Can you hear me? Chance Goodbyes Childish Things
Children | Caretakers Dungeon Roommates ENVOY
FADED Filling the Void Fuck! It's Dracula
Gods of Darkness, Gods of Light HOA: The RPG Half-Blood
Hell-Ride Equipped Hold My Hand & Tell Me It's Okay Hush A Bye
It's Always Been a Dive Janus: a game for three players Knights and their Lances
Knights of the House of Mars Letters to the Home Front Lost Letters
Maquillage Mongols and Manticores Nine Holes in Hell: A Damned Mini-golf RPG
No Devil-child May Rule Us No Woman's Land Occupational Safety and Health Adventures
Ogre in the Court! On the Eve of a Wedding One Last Night Together
PSYCHIC CHILDREN ON THE RUN FROM DANGER Perseus V Please Silence Your Cell Phones
Pressure Building Roar of the Crowd Rum Runners
Same Bat Time, Same Bat Mitzvah Self Sacrifice Signs and Symbols
Singularity Stratus Res Succession
TERROR AT THE TABLE! The Giving Mech The Gulf Between Them
The New Gods of Babel The Noose The Revolution Will Take Us All
This Weight We Share Up the Drunx What We Don't Know
What's my Motivation? Word/Cross You Got This! Ghostfighter Friends
You Have 200 Words

2017 Finalists

Out of nearly 700 entries, these were chosen by a panel of judges to be among the best of 2017:

29 Days to Spring All For One, the flipped RPG Eternal
Ex Libro Fatimah's Busy Day Feast
Five Cards Happily Ever Maybe Kataware Doki
Laughter or a Lit Flame: A Hack of Renga Masters of the universe Memoriam Ignis
Might Makes Right: Muscle Marines in Space Nightblind No Coincidence
No Mistakes, Only Deeper Plans One-Night Stand Poet Glorious
So You're Becoming A Dragon: Sonder Squamous
Stop Reading to Lose TROLLS The Chronicles of...
The Human World The Last Day Trash Pandas

2016 Finalists

Out of over 300 entries, these were chosen by a panel of judges to be among the best of 2016:

A BROAD ENTERED MY OFFICE A GM's Guide to Session Prep and Play Achievements - An expansion for all games
Adventures in a Wild World Babble Bangarang Bonhomie vs. CrimeCo International!
Die, Nirûth, Die! Dragon/Dragonslayer Drink Tea. Forget.
Entrenched Estate Everyone is GM
Final Sanctuary Flame War Ghæstlean, the Gate Isle
Nos Morituri: We who are about to die Omelette Quest Out Of The Crucible, A Fire
Paranormal Rescue Squad Rad Hacker Vampires Recovery
Rule 1-2-3 RPG mechanic system Soluble Sahuagin Stop Hiding Your Crush
Super Simple Magic for Fate Core Survival of the Femmest The Lost Cellar of Baron Niln
The host Thematic Procedural Tables Vampire Dark
Walk among the Dead `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

2015 Finalists

Out of nearly 250 entries, these were chosen by a panel of judges to be among the best of 2015:

Budget Copy Defective Robot Philosophers
Do-Over Edumication Force-Blade Punk
Freedom of Destiny History Lesson Junk
Kintsugi Money Talks No Sleep Tonight
Pre-Character Generation Detail Republic Serial Ring
Road Running Schizophrenia Sherlock Holmes is an Asshole
Tabula Rasa The Argument was Loud The Artifact of Ashana
The Door The Duel The Election
The Locust People The Silent Dungeon The Treaty
Two Words Vikings Having Feelings What Happened at the Prom